Polytechnic High School

350 reviews
  1. Riverside Unified School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
5450 Victoria Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
Telephone
(951) 788-7203

Polytechnic High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1060
184 responses
Average ACT
25
33 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
AP Enrollment
23%
AP Exam Pass Rate
49%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    13%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    49%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    38%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.48 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.48 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 221 responses
  • Homecoming week
    17%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Lunch
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Spirit days
    10%
  • Senior vs teachers
    7%
  • Pep rally
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,789
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,064
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.74 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,519/ year
National
$11,890
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.79 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.79 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.79 responses

Reviews

350 reviews
  • Excellent
    53
  • Very Good
    139
  • Average
    142
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    2
Polytechnic High school will forever be in my memories because the atmosphere of the school is very welcoming and the teachers and faculty tend to be of much help. Although I do believe the unique aspect of poly isn't in the teachers, it's the students, you are bound to find a group of friends who will have the same hobbies and like the same things. I was lucky to find that special group of friends through the school sports like cross-country and track, where everyone had the same goal of getting fit and just meet new people. If I could change anything it would be the commitment of the teachers of some teachers to help students because I have had encounters with teachers who don't really care for the students or if they understand the material. Luckily I had a low number of encounters with these type of teachers so it didn't really affect me or my experience at the school.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
My overall experience at Poly had been great! With a variety of great teacher, students, staff, and so on. What makes this school so unique is the events as example the football games. Many students as well as parents would attend but the games influenced us a lot by all of us becoming a huge family.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago
Poly High School is probably just like most high schools in the Riverside area, but seems to have something that's a little different. It has of course given me hard times, but some of my best memories have come from inside the walls of Poly. On campus, it's fairly diverse in race, color, and culture all through the school which allows kids to get a taste of the different types of people that exist in this world. The staff, of course, isn't always perfect and there may be a few teachers who don't seem to care, but there are so many more that care about each and every kid in their classes and want each one to excel in academics and even just in life. So whether Polytechnic High School is right for you or not, it's entirely up to you, because for me I will always remember the things I've learned and experience at this school.
  • Senior
  • 20 days ago